Education about Minnesota Certified Copies
What are Minnesota certified copies?
Minnesota certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Minnesota Secretary of State. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Minnesota Secretary of State issues certified copies with an endorsement, stamp, or certificate. Certified copies are sometimes required to secure a bank loan, apply for a certificate of authority, and obtain business licenses.
What documents can be certified?
You can typically have most corporate filings certified, including:
- Articles of formation
- Articles of amendment
- Certificate of authority
- Annual filings, such as annual reports
- Fictitious name or DBA registration
- Dissolution and withdrawals
Where can I obtain Minnesota certified copies?
Only the Minnesota Secretary of State can issue Minnesota certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Minnesota Secretary of State
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building, 60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: Metro Area (651) 296-2803 Greater MN 1-877-551-6767
Fax: (651) 297-7067
Name Search: http://mblsportal.sos.state.mn.us/
Online Filing: https://mblsportal.sos.state.mn.us/